I've been trying the Serpent but finding it kind of underwhelming, even at ranges that feel short to me it feels weak. I understand the downside of suppressors of course, but I wasn't expecting such a dramatic reduction in effectiveness beyond very short ranges. Granted I am used to the Pulsar C, and the Serpent also has the lowest velocity of any carbine plus extra tier of drop off. I wish we had something like the Terminus as a Carbine but alas, the Zenith is the closest we get to "just under the RoF that warrants a drop-off penalty" and Zenith doesn't have soft point and just kind of sucks. I am wondering if MKV suppressed would be worth it over using a suppressed carbine, or if there's some magic option I'm overlooking. None of the ES VS carbines feel suited to a suppressor for me.